Photo Release

June 5, 2018

Pimentel and Gordon welcome Australian officials: Senators Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III (3rd from left) and Richard Gordon (5th from left) welcome Australian Ambassador to the Philippines, Amanda Gorely (4th from left), along with Dr. Michael McKenzie and Ms. Ruxania Voinov, Counter-Terrorism (CT) legislation experts of the Australian Department of Home Affairs, during a dialogue in the Philippine Senate last 31 March 2018. The Philippines and Australia are active partners on defense cooperation which includes counter-terrorism. Both Senators welcomed Australia’s willingness to share their own experience in enacting effective counter-terrorism laws, striking a balance in strengthening state powers without infringing on people’s basic civil liberties. (OIRP Photo/05 June 2018)